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Camping la Grande Tortue, Loire Valley

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This campsite is open from early April until mid September, and instructions for getting there by plane, train or ferry are listed at the bottom of this page.

Want a family friendly holiday? Well that’s what you will get here at the 5* Camping Grande Tortue because this is a family-friendly campsite situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, between the cities of Tours and Orléans. The site is close to the majestic chateaux that the region is renowned for. Grande Tortue has a relaxing wooded, flower-filled setting with spacious pitches. The site is just 500 metres from the river where fishing is permitted.

The campsite has a great range of facilities and activities, including a restaurant with an outdoor terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. There is a children’s club in high season, including entertainment and games. If you’re feeling active there’s volleyball, tennis, boules and basketball on site, as well as cycle routes so you can explore the local countryside.

Please note that some facilities and activities are only available during high season. Please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is crucial for your holiday.

Pool complex Grande TortueRound and about

Camping Grande Tortue is the perfect base for exploring the famous chateaux of the Loire. Check out the tapestry and Old Master paintings at Château de Chenonceau, and the iconic Château de Chambord, both just 30 kilometres from the campsite. Take a day trip to the medieval town of Blois for cobbled streets and stunning architecture. For an action packed family day out, visit the Fantasy Forest activity park in Mosnes where activities include mountain biking, canoeing and paintballing. Children will also love ZooParc de Beauval, famous for its elephants and giant pandas.


Site-run children's club,  

Sport / Hobby / Culture

Multisport ground, Table tennis, Volleyball terrain, Boules, Trampoline, Horse riding nearby, Golf, Bike rental, Fishing

Pool complex

Water park, Outdoor uncovered pool, Waterslide section, Outdoor covered pool, Children's pool, Spa, Jacuzzi, Sauna

Shops & food,
Bar, Small grocery store, Snack bar, Takeaway, Restaurant  

Getting there

By train

Blois – Chambord - 7 miles
Vendôme—Villiers-sur-Loir - 26 miles
St-Pierre-des-Corps - 27 mile
Tours - 28 miles
Joué-lès-Tours - 30 miles

By plane
Tours 30 miles, Poitiers 96 miles, Paris Orly 119 miles, Paris Charles de Gaulle 139 miles

By ferry
Caen 193 miles, Le Havre 215 miles, St Malo 223 miles, Cherbourg 264 miles, Calais 302 miles


Last update: 30.01.2018